In the video, the author, Claudia Dornbusch, identifies 7 basic stages in an e-learning project development:
- Content gathering and analysis
- Instructional design
- Development and production
- Quality assurance
- Integration and delivery
Storyboarding consists in designing the layout for each page of the course. Depending on the type of content we design and the type of environment we are working in, this may already be partly determined by the VLE implemented at a given organisation. At the same time, even with a pre-established VLE layout in place, it is vital to consider the type and amount of information provided on each page or in each section of the learning event.
During development and production the actual online learning event is created.
Quality assurance is an important stage which should not be neglected. A learning event that is well-planned and well-executed increases learners’ levels of motivation and engagement.
During the integration and delivery the learning content is integrated with the existing learning environment, for example made available to learners in the VLE.
My experience as an educator within the HE context suggests that in actual practice several of the above stages happen simultaneously, given that many of the roles such as the PM, the SME, the developer etc. are performed by one individual. However, due to their different nature and function in the process, it may prove useful to think about them as separate steps that contribute to creating a stimulating online experience.